HiPOD: Monday, 22 February 2021
Layer Exposure in High Thermal Inertia Terrain

Layer Exposure in High Thermal Inertia Terrain

Layers in High Thermal Inertia Terrain
This image features a very good exposure of layers in unusually high thermal inertia terrain. In planetary science, that's a term referring to the measure of the subsurface's ability to store heat during the day and reradiate it during the night. Its cause depends on the composition of the terrain.

ID: ESP_067679_1720
date: 2 January 2021
altitude: 260 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_067679_1720
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km